Managerial Economics - MAN00023M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Jacco Thijssen
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

The module develops the basics of microeconomics as a framework to help students analyse managerial problems. Among the topics to be discussed are

  • economic versus accounting profits;
  • the marginality concept;
  • consumer choice;
  • production technology and the optimal input mix;
  • perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly;
  • basic game theory with applications.

Module learning outcomes

After successful completion the student is able to
Subject content

  1. describe the fundamental principles of economics and their application to managerial problems;
  2. solve simple managerial problems using the tools of economics;
  3. formulate managerial problems in a way amenable to economic analysis;

Academic and graduate skills

  • analyse real-world problems in a consistent academically informed framework;
  • report economic analyses in clear, concise, and correct English.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Managerial Economics
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Managerial Economics
2 hours 100

Module feedback

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy.

Indicative reading

Baye and Prince, Managerial Economics McGraw-Hill



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